Pedestrian dead after Belton, Mo., accident

BELTON, Mo. - A man crossing Interstate Highway 49 on foot died after being hit by a vehicle here early Saturday morning.

The 44-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene near I-49 and Highway 58.

Police Saturday night identified the dead man as Jeffrey A. Gaches of Lodi, Calif.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Gaches was identified as Kyle L. Gloria Jr., 34, of Sugar Creek, Mo. He was charged with driving while his license was revoked and was being held Saturday night in the Cass County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Their investigation of the incident continues, police saied.

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